Local children will have the opportunity to receive free dental services on Saturday from Jennifer Newsome and her team at Dental Care of Concordville as part of Kids Free Dentistry Day.
Nearly one in four children between the ages of 2 and 11 has untreated cavities in primary teeth, according to the CDC. Unfortunately, children are not visiting a dentist nearly often enough to treat decay in its early stages.
“It’s unfortunate that so many children have enough decay in their primary teeth that the only solution is multiple crowns or pulling teeth that can no longer be saved,” said Dr. Newsome. “We look at Kids Free Dentistry Day as a way to provide important preventative care to children in our community, as well as educate them on the importance of having a good oral hygiene regimen.”
During Kids Free Dentistry Day, a choice of one free cleaning, exam, or fluoride treatment will be provided to children, ages 14 and under, on Jan. 28 from 8 AM-2 PM at 1751 Wilmington Pike, Suite F-2, in Glen Mills.
Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 484-800-8444 or visit http://www.freedentistryday.org/.
“It’s so gratifying to see the impact that events like Kids Free Dentistry Day can have on the life of a child,” said Dr. Newsome. “At the same time we’re changing these kids’ lives, they’re changing ours.”